Scarlet Letter Vocab

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Scarlet Letter Vocab
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  1. languid
    slow, sluggish, listless, weak
  2. arduous
    very difficult to accomplish or achieve, very demanding (task)
  3. austere
    string, stern, unadorned, ascetic
  4. esoteric
    understood only by a small group or a select view
  5. implicit
    understood but not directly expressed
  6. loquacious
    very talkative
  7. malleable
    capable of being shaped, influenced, or altered; tractable
  8. misanthrope
    a hater of mankind
  9. palpable
    tangible, perceptible, easily noticeable
  10. venerate
    to honor, to revere
  11. tremulous
    characterized by trembling or quivering from nervous agitation or weakness
  12. amenable
    open or willing to follow advice or suggestion, tractable, malleable
  13. ignominy
    disgraceful or dishonorable conduct
  14. melancholy
    depression of spirits
  15. retribution
    punishment for bad deeds; paying a debt to society; avenging of wrong deeds
  16. insidious
    treacherous or dangerous in a secret sort of way
  17. superflous
    beyond what is needed or required, an overflow
  18. discern
    to differentiate between two or more things
  19. wan
    very pale and sickly
  20. intuition
    direct or immediate insight; instant knowledge gained without reason
  21. sagacious
    wise, shrewd, very discerning
  22. ominous
    threatening
  23. capricious
    changing suddenly, fickle
  24. penance
    an action that shows guilt over wrongdoing
  25. penitence
    a feeling of guilt over wrongdoing
  26. sable
    black, in the context of mourning
  27. gules
    red

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